Alternative Dispute Resolution

RH Law is a team of highly trained dispute resolution professionals committed to resolving your dispute privately and outside of the court process.

While disputes in business and private affairs are often inevitable, the process for resolving those disputes does not inevitably need to result in lengthy and often delayed court-based proceedings. 

Our team of experienced alternative dispute resolution professionals are trained in a range of techniques to expedite the process of resolving a dispute while protecting their clients’ interests. Our lawyers include mediators, arbitrators, family dispute resolution practitioners and trained collaborative law professionals.


  • Mediation – a confidential process offering parties and their lawyers a safe and secure negotiation environment whereby a neutral third party (the mediator) facilitates a satisfactory resolution
  • Arbitration – a private, tribunal-based approach whereby a trained Arbitrator determines the resolution of a dispute
  • Collaborative Law – a unique form of dispute resolution typically used in family law matters whereby parties and their lawyers are encouraged to co-operate and work respectfully with each other as a team to agree an outcome

Industry Participation

Our dispute resolution practitioners are proud and active members of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners.


Dispute Resolution & Avoidance

A litigated outcome can sometimes be a worst-case scenario. Even a successful result in court will almost inevitably involve significant outlay, interruption to your business and legal expenses. Litigated outcomes come at a cost: win, lose or draw. Appeals exacerbate those losses.

In a very large number of disputes and alternative method of resolution can and should be explored. Our dispute resolution team are experts in this field.


Experience & Expertise

We participate regularly in mediation of disputes, both pre-litigation and those mandated by the Court.

Our capabilities also extend to other types of alternative dispute resolution forums, including expert determinations, adjudications and conciliations.

And our depth of experience means we conduct negotiations, informally and formally, with confidence and aplomb, to achieve a binding and mutually acceptable outcome to a dispute, and thus enable our clients to resume their own businesses.

Our dispute resolution team’s experience in this area includes:

  • Early informal negotiations, delicately but forcefully setting the scene for a negotiated outcome
  • Conciliations
  • Formal mediations, including instructing counsel in more complex and higher value disputes
  • Identifying and briefing appropriate experts to carry out binding (or alternatively non-binding or unilaterally binding) neutral evaluations
  • Seeking and defending urgent injunctive proceedings, and negotiating and documenting settlements.

Standout Service & Results

Almost any dispute is capable of early resolution. We have achieved outcomes where litigation appeared an inevitability. We have negotiated outcomes in ‘insoluble’ matters such as in a disciplinary context where agreed outcomes involving agreed facts and enforceable undertakings have spared the protagonists the costs, delays and uncertainties associated with a mandated outcome.

From the most complex disputes, to the simplest, at RH Law, our lawyers will help you through the challenge of resolving a dispute to your satisfaction.